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Three Main Song Categories

With Multiple Genre Subcategories

Liturgical Song / Hymn

Traditional style hymns, Gospel songs, arrangements of sung Mass prayers, and any song meant to be sung by many people together to give glory to God

Popular Christian Song

Any genre of modern popular music that has explicitly Christian lyrics and meant to be sung by a singer or band to an audience or on the radio

Popular Secular Song

Songs without explicitly Christian lyrics inspired and informed by your Catholic faith that are meant for a wider secular audience, on the stage or on the radio


12 Genre Subcategories


Adult Contemporary ⌖ Children’s Songs ⌖ Classical / Opera ⌖ Country / Bluegrass ⌖ Electronic / EDM ⌖ Folk / Americana ⌖ Gospel / R&B / Soul ⌖ Meditative / Chant ⌖ Pop / Rock ⌖ Rap / Hip Hop ⌖ Vocal Jazz / Blues ⌖ Lyrics Only

The Three Winners Will Each Receive

A One-Year Subscription to PreSonus® Sphere

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PreSonus Sphere membership includes licenses for essential software tools to build the core of your studio. Studio One Professional is the only DAW that lets you record, produce, compose, mix, master, and perform from within a single application. Go from creative concept to final mix seamlessly or use your mastered album stems as backing tracks for your live show—all from Studio One. You also get every PreSonus plug-in and Studio One Add-on, including Channel Strip Collection, CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper, Deep Flight One, PreSonus Symphony Orchestra, and so much more! Use over 100 inspiring content libraries to supercharge your productions, including the complete Spark Collection sample and loop libraries and Tom Brechtlein Drums, with new content being added continuously (a $1500+ value).

A Six-Month Subscription to MasterWriter  for Songwriters

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  • A rhyming dictionary with over 100,000 entries and 36,000 Rhymed Phrases.
  • A Phrases dictionary with over 33,000 phrases, sayings and word combinations.
  • Word Families - a unique and revolutionary reference dictionary that will open up a new world of possibilities for descriptive words, far beyond what you will find in a thesaurus.
  • And a lot more tools to help you put words to music.

The Genre Winners Will Each Receive

A Three-Month Subscription to MasterWriter for Songwriters

All Contest Entrants Will Each Receive

A One-Month Subscription to MasterWriter for Songwriters

Catholic Song Contest